Originally posted on Nikitaland:
Sunday was Mommy’s birthday, but she is not divulging how old she is. (I guess when you get to a certain age, you don’t discuss your age anymore) Her day started off with opening up birthday cards and a gift from Daddy and she had a surprise visit from Auntie who showered her with gifts (thanks Auntie) and a surprise birthday cake that Daddy snuck into the house. (thanks Daddy, that was so thoughtful & delicious too) After Auntie left, Mommy and Daddy had to hurry up & get ready as they were heading out to Hudson, OH to meet their very first blog friends, Dan & Mindy from Soulsby Farm. The ride out to Hudson was only about 35 minutes, but our GPS system made it interesting because it kept telling us to make an “illegal u-turn” on Route 8. When we heard the system telling us to do a “u-ie”, and we were like, “you’re kidding, right?” We ignored the GPS lady who apparently was on crack and continued on our way.
We arrived at the Soulsby’s around 11am and saw Dan on his riding mower with his daughter Zoey making their final cuts before he came over to greet us. Mindy was outside and had the nicest smile and a warm welcome for us. We got to meet Jake, their dog who never actually let me pet him, even though I tried a few times, he kept running away. We got to view their farm and the first stop was the chicken coop. It was so cool to see chickens running around as we live in the city and don’t have the opportunity to see things like this. Dan asked Roy if he wanted to hold a chicken, and I thought that he would say no, but he did! I was surprised and immediately grabbed my camera to snap some great shots of this, as this is something that would go in our photo album for sure! Roy was a good sport and held the chicken and even snuggled it for a minute and all I kept thinking was “you’re gonna get your eye poked“, but that never happened. These were happy, nice chickens so no accidents to report. We walked into the chicken coop to actually witness a chicken laying an egg and Dan yelled over to Roy “pick it up to see how warm it is“. (another great photo op) Little Zoey was running around chasing the chickens as it appears that she loves them and just wanted to pet them. By the way, the hens lay eggs everyday, so they do not have a shortage on “what’s for breakfast” on their farm!